- Market Baskets
- Use Medicare utilization statistics to compare volumes and pricing for particular services.
- Financial Health
- Use income statements and balance sheets to compare financial health among hospitals, examine trends during recent years, or gauge the effects of regulatory change.
- Market Share
- Use Medicare patient origin statistics to examine individual hospital admissions from various geographic areas.
- Key Indicators
- Examine nursing levels, labor costs, financial statistics, etc. for a particular hospital or to make comparisons among hospitals.